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Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Jan;29(1):12-20.

Bone scintiscanning in osteolytic lesions.

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  • 1SPECT-LAB, Nuclear Medicine Services, K 2/1 Erandawana Coop Society, Opposite Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune.


Osteolytic lesions seen on plain radiographs can be caused by various disorders of the bones such as simple bone cyst, aneurysmal bone cyst, plasmacytoma, giant cell tumor, eosinophilic granuloma and tuberculosis. We studied prospectively Tc-99m-methylene diphosphonate bone scan findings in osteolytic lesions seen radiologically and followed them to histopathology. Interestingly, the scans in these patients helped to show if the lesions were monoostotic or polyostotic and, in some cases, ruled out malignant or infective etiology.

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